520 Bride will be closed from Friday February 24th at 11pm through Monday February 27th at 5am. When crews close 520 they close both directions of the SR 520 floating bridge and highway and all ramps between Montlake Boulevard and I-405. Crews will also close the Bellevue Way Northeast overpass from 11 p.m. Friday night through 5 p.m. Saturday while crews set girders. When crews close the highway, SR 520 remains open between Montlake Boulevard and I-5. In Bellevue, the 108th Avenue Northeast on-ramp to eastbound SR 520 remains open and in Seattle, the Montlake Boulevard ramps from eastbound SR 520 and to westbound SR 520 remain open. All ramps and the mainline are required to reopen by 5 a.m. Monday following weekend closures. Please use alternative routes or delay your trip to Seattle or Eastside if possible.
Less than 48 hours until the tolling begins on 520 Bridge. The tolling starts at 5am on Thursday, December 29th 2001 and those without the “Good to Go” pass will be charged an $1.50 per trip. Cameras on the bridge will take photos of license plates and they will send the bill to the registered owner of the vehicle. To get your “Good to Go” pass you can go to Fred Meyer, Safeway, QFC or Costco and then activate it online or call the customer service center. There are 5 different passes you can choose from. No tolls will be collected between the hours of 11pm and 5am daily.
Get ready to pay, 520 bridge commuters, because tolling on Highway 520 between Bellevue and Seattle will begin on December 29th (for real this time.) The tolling system has been delayed since Spring of this year due to technical issues, and the glitch(s) have finally been fixed. On Wednesday, WSDOT announced the new start date so get your Good To Go passes as soon as possible. The Good To Go pass provides drivers with a sticker that is electronically read and debits the user’s account. Stickers are prepaid online, but drivers without a pass will still be billed with an extra $1.50 processing fee. The new system technology reads chips inside Good To Go stickers, and photographs the license plates of cars without stickers.
Regular rates will vary between $2.20 and $3.50, the maximum charged for peak commute times. The Good to Go pass works on the Tacoma Narrows Bridge and the carpool lanes of Highway 167 as well.
The Highway 520 tolling program is expected to generate $1 billion to go towards the Highway 520 replacement project. For more information, please visit the official project page.
Get ready for traffic, because both ways of the Highway 520 Bridge will be closed this weekend from 11 pm on Friday to 5 a m on Monday morning. Crews will be working on variety of issues from Montlake Boulevard in Seattle to 1-405 in Bellevue. Be prepared to take alternate routes and face higher commute times. For more information, please visit the official WSDOT website.